My name is Henry J. Pankey, and I am a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. I was born and raised in Laurinburg, NC, and have lived in Durham for the past 17 years. The State of North Carolina is a vibrant, progressive community, rich in diversity and history. We have one of the finest school systems in the country. However, there are significant challenges we can overcome. I love our state and humbly ask for your support and vote.
We can collaboratively ensure students receive the world’s best education in safe and orderly, high quality schools. Yes, we have wonderful schools, but there is much more we can achieve. Our students deserve the best!
I have 40 years of nationally acclaimed professional school improvement expertise. As the recipient of over 100 awards, my passionate commitment continues to grow infinitely stronger. Teachers have a right to teach, and students have a right to learn. These are the cornerstones of my educational philosophy.
As an active North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) member, I am proud to have provided the essential structure and supervision required for school stakeholders to earn Exemplary Status at Scotland High School as well as moving Southern High School from Low Performing to Exemplary status within a year. My education experience includes University of Md. M.A., Brooklyn College Graduate Diploma of Supervision & Administration, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts, B.F.A.
Please join me as we fight for making all decisions based on the best interest of children, tenure for teachers, adequate funding of schools, increase pay for educators, high quality staff development, pre-k-12 reading and writing across the curriculum, greater support for students with special needs, support for low performing schools, 100% of graduates ready for the world of work or college, character education, community sponsored scholarships, parent involvement, state of the art digital tools, computer technology, etc.
Please make a contribution to my campaign at www.henryjpankey.com, or send your personal check to the Henry J. Pankey campaign at P.O. Box 51524, Durham, NC, 27702. Be sure to provide your full name, address, phone number, and occupation. Thank you for your support.
Henry J. Pankey, Candidate
N. C. Superintendent of Public Instruction